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Architext

Series Editor: Thomas Markus, Anthony King

The Architext series brings together recent debates in social and cultural theory and the study and practice of architecture and urban design. Critical, comparative and interdisciplinary, the books in the series will, by theorizing architecture, bring the space of the built environment centrally into the social sciences and humanities, as well as bringing the theoretical insights of the latter into the discourse of architecture and urban design. Particular attention will be paid to issues of gender, race, sexuality and the body, to questions of identity and place, to cultural politics of representation and language, and to the global and postcolonial contexts in which these are addressed.

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  1. Indigenous Modernities

    Negotiating Architecture and Urbanism

    By Jyoti Hosagrahar

    Series: Architext

    This book examines how a historic and so-called 'traditional' city quietly evolved into one that was modern in its own terms; in form, use and meaning. Through a focused study of Delhi, the author challenges prevalent assumptions in architecture and urbanism to identify an interpretation of...

    Published May 26th 2005 by Routledge

  2. Spaces of Global Cultures

    Architecture, Urbanism, Identity

    By Anthony King

    Series: Architext

    This book brings together a series of new and historical case studies to show how different phases of globalization are transforming the built environment. Taking a broad interdisciplinary approach, the author draws on sociological, geographical, cultural and postcolonial studies to provide a...

    Published July 14th 2004 by Routledge

  3. Beyond Description

    Singapore Space Historicity

    Edited by Ryan Bishop, John Phillips, Wei-Wei Yeo

    Series: Architext

    This book addresses issues of space, historicity, architecture and textuality by focusing on Singapore's singular position in the region and as a global city. The articles consider how various experiences of Singapore, both from within and from outside, help to complicate existing assumptions...

    Published April 14th 2004 by Routledge

  4. Drifting - Architecture and Migrancy

    Edited by Stephen Cairns

    Series: Architext

    To dwell in these globalizing times requires us to negotiate increasingly palpable flows - of capital, ideas, images, goods, technology, and people. Such flows seem to pressurize, breach and sometimes even disaggregate the places we always imagined to be distinctive and stable. This book is...

    Published November 26th 2003 by Routledge

  5. Writing Spaces

    Discourses of Architecture, Urbanism and the Built Environment, 1960–2000

    By C. Greig Crysler

    Series: Architext

    Writing Spaces examines some of the most important discourses in spatial theory of the last four decades, and considers their impact within the built environment disciplines. The book will be a key resource for courses on critical theory in architecture, urban studies and geography, at both the...

    Published June 25th 2003 by Routledge

  6. Embodied Utopias

    Gender, Social Change and the Modern Metropolis

    Edited by Amy Bingaman, Lise Sanders, Rebecca Zorach

    Series: Architext

    Utopia has become a dirty word in recent scholarship on modernism, architecture, urban planning and gender studies. Many utopian designs now appear impractical, manifesting an arrogant disregard for the lived experiences of the ordinary inhabitants who make daily use of global public and private...

    Published October 24th 2001 by Routledge

  7. The Words Between the Spaces

    Buildings and Language

    By Deborah Cameron, Thomas A. Markus

    Series: Architext

    Using language - speaking and understanding it - is a defining ability of human beings, woven into all human activity. It is therefore inevitable that it should be deeply implicated in the design, production and use of buildings. Building legislation, design guides, competition and other briefs,...

    Published October 24th 2001 by Routledge

  8. Behind the Postcolonial

    Architecture, Urban Space and Political Cultures in Indonesia

    By Abidin Kusno

    Series: Architext

    In Behind the Postcolonial Abidin Kusno shows how colonial representations have been revived and rearticulated in postcolonial Indonesia. The book shows how architecture and urban space can be seen, both historically and theoretically, as representations of political and cultural tendencies that...

    Published July 19th 2000 by Routledge

  9. The Architecture of Oppression

    The SS, Forced Labor and the Nazi Monumental Building Economy

    By Paul B. Jaskot

    Series: Architext

    This book re-evaluates the architectural history of Nazi Germany and looks at the development of the forced-labour concentration camp system. Through an analysis of such major Nazi building projects as the Nuremberg Party Rally Grounds and the rebuilding of Berlin, Jaskot ties together the...

    Published November 10th 1999 by Routledge

  10. Gender Space Architecture

    An Interdisciplinary Introduction

    Edited by Iain Borden, Barbara Penner, Jane Rendell

    Series: Architext

    This significant reader brings together for the first time the most important essays concerning the intersecting subjects of gender, space and architecture. Carefully structured and with numerous introductory essays, it guides the reader through theoretical and multi-disciplinary texts to direct...

    Published September 22nd 1999 by Routledge

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